• Kristin Scott


In this chapter, I reinforce my argument of the phenomenon of the digital city as a neoliberal project. I also reexamine the main themes that guide this project: the cultural imaginary, myths, and rhetoric that inform and help to construct each city’s initiatives; how each city’s political economy is intertwined with their digital programs and reinforce existing power structures and class relations; how goals of security and safety articulate with systems of surveillance; and how the promises of democratic engagement and open democracy that inform many of these initiatives are often sacrificed for socio-economic goals.


Digital Technology Smart City Digital Divide Discursive Practice City Official 
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  • Kristin Scott
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  1. 1.Communications DepartmentSimmons CollegeBostonUSA

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